advice

  1. D

    New and looking for suggestions and guidance

    Hi everyone! I am just starting out and I’m looking for general advice, guidance and suggestions. What is your favorite ink, where is the best place to get supplies (websites and do they have recurring subscriptions), what is something you wish you knew starting out, etc. Anything and everything...
  2. Funky3s

    First Tat on My Own Skin

    Hi everyone. I recently did my first tattoo on my own leg. Just the linework. Taking it slow allowing healing in between moments that I actually take the machine to my own skin. Ink - Kuro sumi black for lining rig(s) - solong starter / dragonfly rotary needles - standard needle sets from...
  3. Little Mau

    A little advice needed about teaching courses

    Hi everyone We are looking for a bit of direction, the piercer in the studio is trained and insured to teach body piercing, she is looking to teach small groups at a time but not students from the immediate area around the studio, has anyone any ideas/recommendations on advertising? Not social...
  4. TatzGrabber

    Advice with Traditional!

    Hello! Here is my first post on this site. I have been looking around and trying to learn it a bit... Anyways, I started practicing on fake skin and a little bit on my self a while ago and I'm drawing as much as I possibly can. I have found that I'm really stuck in the world of traditional...
  5. T

    Hi NEED some help with color

    Hi i just started tattooing for the last 4 months well 2 months researching and two months on pig skin and now I've started on myself. I've successfully lined shaded and colored with no problems but its come out lot more flat then i want. I'm really into hyper realism and charachter but have a...
  6. Echoenchontus

    Lining, also shading sometimes. Not sure what I’m doing wrong.

    I’ve been licensed for about 3 years now and we have quite a busy shop so I’ve done tons of tattoos! Most of which I think turn out fine. Lately I just been feeling kind of down about myself, especially in the last week 3 people have come in asking for touch ups. Like parts of the lining faded...
  7. elisha.sapphire

    BEGINNER EQUIPMENT AND OTHER STUFF!!

    PLEASE NO JUDGEMENT, I LITERALLY KNOW NOTHING! HENCE WHY I'M HERE:giggle: Hey everybody, (This is my first post so I hope this gets somewhere) A BIT OF BACKGROUND: At the moment I have a mentor, someone who will teach me the techniques and trade etc, however this is usually done in the evenings...
  8. J_money

    P Advice on how to not be afraid of my darks?

    Hey guys!! So I recently started a new shop and I'm around some amazing artists but I've been noticing that when I look at my work then there work that there work has a lot more darker value colors and more blacks, and even when I try to push my darks more my work still comes out lighter and...
  9. J_money

    What's A Good Price On A Used Neotat Vivace?

    I usually only buy new machines because of all the fakes and warranty issues but every distributer I've looked at in the us doesnt have the stroke/color I want, so I thought about buying a used one, I found one rca 4.2 stroke + 3.5 stroke extra magic motor for 350, is that a good deal on neotat...
  10. NinaRose11803

    P First Attempt On A Melon

    Hi there! I've been a member on here for a while, but I just finally got my equipment together and starting practicing. This was my first attempt at a cohesive tattoo (after doing random lines for a while). I'm looking for any criticism you'll give me! I just want to improve. I'm using the...